Tuesday, February 21, 2006

UAE controlling US Ports and Hamas in charge

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melgibsonismyhero said...

Oh. So Hamas is "controlling" our ports? Who is naive here? Do you know who owns the port of Long Beach? How about LA's port? Take a gander. You might be surprised. Something tells me that Hamas would have a tough time bumping out the Coast Guard at any of these ports. Maybe we should shut foreign businesses out of this country? They can buy treasury bills but not real estate or businesses? Pretty small thinking from a usually big thinking guy.

Ordinary Guy said...

I hadn't had a chance to correct this before you posted... See one of my latest posts.

melgibsonismyhero said...

Read your shift in position. This deal won't affect security. That is correct. I do however think it too simplistic to say its all about the unions. Certainly that is a factor. Also a factor is the Democrats sensing an opportunity to play the "tough on defense" card though it makes them look a little small in trying to "engage the rest of the world" carping they usually are good for. This deal was announced in the fall and only broke 2 weeks ago due to a lawsuit filed by a company whose bid was unsuccessful. I think this deal was seized upon by Dems due to the Cheney/Plame/NSA controversies flaming out and by some Repubs who jumped before understanding all the facts of the deal. Peter King was driven by union contributions. He has admitted this. I hope you had a chance to see McCain on tv today on this. He hit the nail right on the head as he often does. Just said the opposition was late, illinformed and anti business among other comments. I am not a huge McCain fan but when you need him to come through, he usually does in spades. This "scandal" will flame out just like all the others. Mark my words. But there is a lot more to it than the unions. They don't have that much clout.

Ordinary Guy said...

Good post, and I missed McCain's comments. I agree with you on him generally as well.

I think there are security problems at the ports and the silver lining may be that because of this firestorm some good things may happen there. That being said, I also agree with you that this whole thing will flame out in short order.